Grains of Paradise Crusted Steak: Blue Apron

Here we are with meal #2 from Blue Apron. I love hearing what you guys think about the service! Seems like most of you really like  it. Trust me, it’s really worth checking out. Don’t forget to use this link and get your first 2 meals free! And now for the recipe, today we have Grains of Paradise-Crusted Steak....more

couscous salad in a jar - picnic recipe

Picnic time!! A light couscous salad with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella & feta cheese and some basil colorfully layered in a beautiful mason jar.  If you would like to check the details, please have a look at!...more

Couscous with sautéed mushrooms, onions and roasted garlic

Couscous pronounced Koose-Koose with sautéed mushrooms, onions & roasted garlic.  YUM!Don't you just love couscous?  Tiny, light, fluffy semolina pasta, which takes just minutes to prepare...more

Baked Butternut Squash With Couscous & Goat Cheese

Perfect appetizer for the season! It's both healthy and delicious. ...more

Spiced Couscous with Acorn Squash and Kale from Vintage Mixer

Winter squash is one of my very favorite comfort foods for fall, and I'm always looking for new ways to use it when it starts showing up in abundance in the market. This dish of Spiced Couscous with Acorn Squash and Kale from Vintage Mixer also has kale, another favorite of mine. This recipe sounds like a perfect Meatless Monday meal, and for people who love squash and kale like I do, I'd love this as a new Thanksgiving side dish. Becky is using chicken stock, but if you subbed that for vegetable stock, this dish could also be vegan. ...more
@Kalyn Denny Ooh -- that's a great idea, Kalyn! It would be great with Israeli couscous, too, or ...more

Summer Couscous Salad

Yikes!  It has been a while since my last recipe post.  Even though this salad is most certainly not the mostcreative recipe I’ve ever made, it was extremely tasty, healthy, and exactly the type of food I crave in the middle of the summer. It can be put together in about 20 minutes or less and doesn’t require any standing over the stove, which is probably the last thing most of us feel like doing with all these crazy heat waves we’ve been experiencing.   ...more

Chicken Couscous with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

This is one of my faves to cook for both baby and I! I cook extra chicken so I can add it to a salad the next day. You can cook the chicken any way you want...steam it, boil it, sautee it or even BBQ it.Chicken breasts (however many you want to cook!)1 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil (or cooking spray) plus extra for drizzlingPre-made roasted red pepper dipfresh basil (to taste)couscous...more

Can't Decide What's For Dinner? Try The Side Dish Solution

I’m so embarrassed to admit this to you. How can I possibly have such a huge problem? Me! The person who:keeps a copy of Fine Cooking Magazine in the car to read at red lights;has friends calling to ask if homemade corn dogs should be frozen before or after cooking;comes back from a holiday in Switzerland jabbering non-stop about röschti and raclette only to go completely silent when asked about the mountains.has a freaking food blog, for crying out loud!But honestly, it is me who has this problem: I can never figure out what to make for dinner....more
 @emmycooks Like @CookTheStory , I looked at your description of that quinoa dish and thought, ...more

So You Think You're Hungry?

Ever since I brought to life my concept of reimagined in-flight meal, I have been meaning to follow up with my version of TV dinner. The idea has been sitting at the back of my mind for almost a year but I’m pleased to at last unveil Dessert By Candy’s Hungry-Man TV Dinner!...more